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Giant’s Causeway

A few months ago, Viator got in touch, inviting me to try one of their tours. This spring has been extremely busy, but I finally managed to find an extra day during a visit in Ireland earlier this month. Looking through the extensive menu, I settled on this, a combination rail/coach tour from Dublin up […]

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Silent Retro Sunday: Gritty street scene, Curepipe Mauritius, 1995

Gritty street scene, Curepipe Mauritius, 1995

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Sedlec ossuary, bone church, chandelier

World at a Glance: The Bone Church at Sedlec

About an hour’s drive east of Prague you’ll find a curious church. In the late 1800s, František Rint, a Czech wood-carver, was given the task of furnishing the church with, well, bones. A few years ago, I travelled with my daughter, 10 years old at the time, around in Czechia for a bit. I much […]

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Silent Sunday: The Giant Buddha in Nha Trang, Vietnam

The 24-metre high white Buddha seen above the roof of the Long Sơn Pagoda in Nha Trang, Vietnam

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Silent Sunday: Vøringsfossen waterfall in Hordaland, Norway

Norway waterfall in the noonday sun: Vøringsfossen in Hordaland

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Sailing and cooking in Sestri Levante

Is there a better start to the morning than a brisk sail in a fresh breeze? I don’t think so. As I’ve mentioned here, here and here, there’s much more to the Italian Riviera than Cinque Terre. So much more. Here’s yet another little jewel. About 56 kilometres from Genoa you’ll find Sestri Levante. Once […]

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Silent Sunday: Kuwait City at Sunset

Kuwait sunset

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